Saturday, August 23, 2008

Small Quaker Finish

A quick stitch last night when I couldn't sleep. Stephanie slept over a friends and it always makes me sad to know shes getting to big too fast. I stitched this on silkweaver dyed fabric using DMC Variegated green thread #4070.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two Rockin' Scrap Finishes

Stephanie loves Camp Rock and instead of paying out for items that that will eventually go out of style I made 2 things for her homework area. The 1st was a recycled spagetti can and the cork buiietin board I bought new at the thrift store for $2.50. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters Camp Rock and did some painting for the rest. Now just to find some neat pins for the cork board and they will be good to go.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Recycling a shoe box

With school starting I thought I would share a little secret I do to save money on gift boxes for birthdays and Christmas. I bought my dd like 5 or 6 pairs of shoes, you know tennis shoes, sandles, flats, and such. And now with my son going to school this year I bought him 3 new pairs of shoes too. Giving me aroun 8 or 9 small boxes (hey ones 4 the other 7 and they both wear toddler shoes lol) anywho.

I can pick up a large roll of gift wrap from the $1 store that seems to last me forever so I wrap the shoe boxes in wrapping paper, throw in some tissue paper and pop a bow on top. If your time it , right after easter they now have crinkle paper stuffing for the baskets and they sell it for like $0.37 each package instead of $1.99 or more. Because I have so many this year I'm going to use them to store my craft supplies. Hope someone can use this idea. It works on adult shoe boxes too.


Yeah I finally finished something. And it took less than an hour. Simple can made into I don't know what yet but it sure looks cute doing nothing. I know summer is just about over but I loved the colors together. Next I'm thinking a fall or winter design with snowflakes. Only problem is I have to eat all the mint chocolate goodies in the can first. I am in love with my Cricut machine that my husband bought me. I'm trying out greeting cards now to get them made for this Christmas. I also made a cute little album for my nephew I will post soon when I get ime to take the pictures. School starts on Monday so maybe once we get things flowing again. Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I haven't gotton any stitching done at all in weeks. I have been scrapbooking with my friend Shay and Geocashing with her and her family. Besides the spiders, big black snakes and mosquitos we did alright. I popped this pick of my little monkey down at Reflections Park. Well if you call a dock and a lake a park then yeah the park lol. I can't believe school starts the 18th already. She starts the 2nd grade and Nicholas will be in pre-k. 3 hours with no kids, what will I do with myself.

With the bad influence of Shay my husband bought my a Cricut machine to scrapbook and make cards with. I explained that it would also be good forthe kids school projects when I cut out big letters and stuff. He was sweet and I so owe him. Just wait though I am almost done with my 1st paper bag album. Deana is making 2 at the same time. One for a friend and one for herself. I'll post mine here when I'm done. I did at least kit up a couple projects for stitching just in case I get the itch again soon. Later for now~